Advising for New Transfers


Welcome to the UCI School of Humanities!

As a new transfer student, you are required to complete academic advising before the hold on your record is removed and you can enroll in classes. All academic advising will be conducted remotely (online) throughout July and August. You will not be required to come to campus in person. The sooner you complete academic advising, the sooner you will be able to enroll in classes for the fall.

HOW TO COMPLETE ACADEMIC ADVISING

1) ACTIVATE YOUR UCI NETID

2) FILL OUT AND SUBMIT THE HUMANITIES TRANSFER ADVISING SURVEY AND SUBMIT UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS FROM ALL COLLEGES YOU HAVE ATTENDED BY JULY 15
You will need to log in to the survey using your UCInetID and password. Unofficial transcripts will need to be uploaded within the survey.
NOTE: This is separate from, and in addition to, the official transcripts you are required to submit to the Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools. You are still required to send your official records to the Office of Admissions by the deadline stated on your Admissions offer.

3) WATCH THE HUMANITIES TRANSFER ADVISING WEBINAR
This webinar will be emailed to you 1-3 business days after your Humanities Transfer Advising Survey submission and all unofficial transcripts are received.
The webinar is a 40-minute interactive presentation consisting of an overview of degree requirements and academic policies and a review of the Schedule of Classes and DegreeWorks. Please watch the entire webinar, take notes, and pay careful attention. You will be responsible for knowing all the provided information.

4) SUBMIT THE WEB ADVISING VERIFICATION FORM
This form is linked on the final slide of the Humanities Transfer Advising Webinar. You will need your UCInetID and password to login to the form.

5) SIGN UP FOR AN ACADEMIC ADVISING SESSION

After submitting the verification form, you will receive an email to your UCI email address, to which you will have access once you activate your UCInetID, within 1-3 business days. This email will invite you to sign up for a Zoom advising session.

6) ATTEND YOUR REMOTE ACADEMIC ADVISING SESSION
This session will consist of an overview of GE and School requirements, as well as a one-on-one meeting with a Humanities counselor to review your specific degree requirements, transfer coursework applicability, and recommendations for Fall Quarter classes. Students must log on by the start time of their session and remain in the Zoom meeting for the entirety of the session.

To ensure success during this session, take notes during the Transfer Advising Webinar and be prepared with any questions you may have. You can also re-watch the Humanities Transfer Advising Webinar (details in step 3) to ensure you are familiar with the terms and requirements we will be discussing. This is advisable if it has been more than two weeks since your initial viewing.

During this session, and after your one-on-one meeting with a Humanities counselor, the hold on your record will be removed, allowing you to enroll in fall courses.

7) ENROLL IN FALL QUARTER CLASSES
The hold on your record will be removed during your academic advising session in step 6, allowing you to enroll in courses. Review the Schedule of Classes for a full list of Fall Quarter course offerings. Visit WebReg to enroll in courses.

Detailed course descriptions for Humanities courses are available on our website under Course Descriptions and general descriptions for all UCI courses are available in the General Catalogue.

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TRANSFER ADVISING SESSION DATES

 
Date of Advising Session Who Can Sign-Up for the Session
Session 1:
Wednesday, June 30
1pm-4pm
Film & Media Studies majors
[SESSION FULL]
Session 2:
Friday, July 2
9am-12pm
English majors
[SESSION FULL]
Session 3:
Tuesday, July 6
1pm-4pm
History, Literary Journalism, and Philosophy majors
[SESSION FULL]
Session 4:
Thursday, July 8
9am-12
pm
All majors
[SESSION FULL]
Session 5:
Wednesday, July 14
1pm-4pm
All majors
[SESSION FULL]
Session 6:
Monday, July 19
1pm-4pm
Film & Media Studies majors
[SESSION FULL]
Session 7:
Thursday, July 22
1pm-4pm
History, Literary Journalism, and Philosophy majors
[SESSION FULL]
Session 8:
Wednesday, July 28
4pm-6pm
All majors
[SESSION FULL]
Session 9:
Monday, August 2
1pm-4pm
All majors
[SESSION FULL]
Session 10:
Wednesday, August 11
1pm-4pm
All majors
Session 11:
Tuesday, August 17
9am-12
pm
All majors
Session 12:
Thursday, August 19
9am-12
pm
All majors
 
ENSURING SUCCESS DURING ACADEMIC ADVISING
Please be sure to complete the following steps before your academic advising session:

Be Prepared to Access the Zoom Meeting:  You will need to log into Zoom with your UCI NetID and password. In order to log into Zoom with your UCI account, you will need to use the UCI-designated Zoom log in page: https://uci.zoom.us/. We recommend testing this before the session. Please also make sure that Zoom is up to date on your computer.

Ensure that the name on your Zoom account matches the name on your student record so we can confirm your identity. Students will automatically be placed into a waiting room when logging in and only names matching the list of registered students for the session will be admitted.

Make sure you have stable access to the internet and a quiet space without distractions to attend the session.

Review your personalized degree check: This will be sent to your UCI email one business day before your session. Be prepared to take notes and ask any questions you may have pertaining to your degree check and academics.

Re-watch the Transfer Advising Webinar: If two or more weeks have passed since you watched the Humanities Transfer Webinar, it is advised that you re-watch this webinar before your session and come prepared with any questions.

Take Any Necessary Placement Tests:  As a Humanities major, you are required to complete two years of college-level language other than English (or show equivalent competence). If you completed the fourth semester of a college-level language other than English (Intermediate/II) with a grade of C or better, that will satisfy the requirement.  If you have Advanced Placement (AP) credit, please refer to the Advanced Placement Chart in the UCI General Catalogue to determine if you have completed the requirement. Otherwise, please review the language placement information on the Humanities Languages website or use the Humanities Language Placement Procedure tool as you may need to take a language placement exam. Check the UCI Testing Center website for information on remote exams to be offered over the summer.

Review Campus, School, and Major Requirements: The 2021-2022 UCI General Catalogue will be available online in early-July.  The Catalogue contains valuable information about UCI, your academic field, and UCI's policies and regulations.  You are responsible for knowing and adhering to the policies contained in the Catalogue.

View the New Student Handbook: This website is a great introduction to UCI and will help ensure that you complete everything required of new students.
Check Your UCI Email: You will be notified when your UCI email account is available.  Be sure to check it regularly throughout the summer for important messages.  If you have any questions about your account, please visit the Office of Information Technology (OIT) website.
Check the UCI Applicant Portal: Be sure to check this site regularly for Admissions updates.

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IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
  • July 1, 2021 – Deadline to submit official transcripts to the Office of Admissions.
  • July 15, 2021 – Deadline to submit the Transfer Advising Survey and unofficial transcripts to the Humanities Office of Undergraduate Study.
  • July 15, 2021 – Deadline to submit official test scores to the Office of Admissions.
  • September 15, 2021 – Deadline to pay fees.  Fees must be paid to the Cashier's Office by September 15, 2021 to retain your seats in classes (postmarks do not apply).  Review your ZOT Account Online in late-August.
  • September 23, 2021 - The first day of classes. Note this is a Thursday.
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F.A.Q.
Academic Advising:
Am I required to complete remote academic advising?
Is there a fee for academic advising?
What do I need to do to prepare for my remote advising session?
Do I need to take any placement exams?
I already sent my official transcripts to Admissions.  Do I still need to submit transcripts to Humanities?
I submitted my transfer advising survey and unofficial transcripts, but I have not received information about signing up for a remote advising session.  What should I do?
What is the difference between TSPOP and academic advising?
I signed up for/attended TSPOP already, do I need to do anything else?
What happens if I miss my advising session with a counselor?
I already attended my advising session, but I have additional questions. What should I do?


Enrolling in Classes:
When can I enroll in classes?
What classes should I enroll in?
Why is there a hold on my record?

Changing Majors:
I was not admitted as a Humanities major, but I want to change my major into Humanities.  How can I do that?
I was admitted as a Humanities major, but I want to change my major to a different Humanities major.  How can I do that?
I was admitted as a Humanities major, but I want to change my major to a non-Humanities major. How can I do that?

Other:
Can I take summer school at UCI?
What is the status of my Admissions?
Will Fall Quarter instruction be remote or in-person?
I have a question that was not answered here.  Who can I contact for assistance?

Academic Advising:

Am I required to complete remote academic advising?
Yes.  Completing remote academic advising is mandatory for all new transfers. All students are required to do so before they can enroll in classes.

Is there a fee for academic advising?
No, the academic advising is free.

What do I need to do to prepare for my remote advising session?
Make sure you have stable access to the internet and a computer, phone, or tablet to access your Zoom appointment. Come prepared with any questions you have and notes from the Humanities Transfer Advising Webinar (available in June).

Do I need to take any placement exams?
As a Humanities major, you are required to complete two years of a college-level language other than English (or show equivalent competence).  If you have not done that, you may need to take a language placement exam.  Visit the Academic Testing Center website for test registration dates and details.

I already sent my official transcripts to Admissions.  Do I still need to submit transcripts to Humanities?
Yes. You are required to send official transcripts to Admissions and submit unofficial transcripts to the Humanities Office of Undergraduate Study within the Humanities Transfer Advising Survey.

I submitted my transfer advising survey and unofficial transcripts, but I have not received information about signing up for a remote advising session.  What should I do?
Once we receive your verification form, you will receive an email within 1-3 business days inviting you to sign up for an advising session. If it has been over a week and you have not received an email please check your email, including your junk mailbox for an email from Janelle Persinger. If you still need assistance, please email Janelle Persinger at jpersing@uci.edu.

What is the difference between TSPOP and academic advising?  
TSPOP is a mandatory orientation designed to help new transfer students make a smooth transition to life at UCI with information about UCI resources; the program is run by the New Student Orientation Office and does not include academic advising. Academic advising consists of a webinar and a mandatory remote advising session with a counselor that includes an overview of degree requirements and academic policies, and recommendations for Fall Quarter courses.

I signed up for/attended TSPOP already, do I need to do anything else?
Yes. In addition to signing up for and attending TSPOP, you must also complete mandatory academic advising with the School of Humanities in order to enroll in courses for the fall. Instructions for completing this advising will be emailed to you and posted to the Advising for New Transfers page in early June and advising sessions will take place throughout July and August.

What happens if I miss my advising session with a counselor?
You must log on promptly during your scheduled advising session. If you are more than 5 minutes late or miss your session, you will be required to sign-up for an advising session later in the summer. This will likely impact your ability to get into classes for your major.

I already attended my advising session, but I have additional questions. What should I do?
Re-watch the Humanities Transfer Advising Webinar, through the link you were emailed earlier in the summer and refer to the documents linked under “Ensuring Success During Academic Advising.” If you are unable to find the information you need, you can email a counselor through our website. Due to the volume of incoming students, please be advised that our counselors will not be able to accommodate additional appointments for incoming students until the fall.

Enrolling in Classes:
When can I enroll in classes?
You can begin enrolling in classes after your advising session. The sooner you complete your advising, the sooner you will be able to enroll in classes.

What classes should I enroll in?
We will discuss your degree requirements and a recommended fall schedule during the academic advising session, based on the coursework you have previously completed.

Why is there a hold on my record?
All new transfer students begin their career at UCI with a hold.  Once you complete academic advising this summer, the hold will be removed, allowing you to enroll in classes.

The Admissions Office may also place a hold on your record if you do not submit your transcripts and/or test scores by the deadlines posted.  Please check your UCI Applicant Portal page or contact the Office of Admissions if this is the case.

Changing Majors:
I was not admitted as a Humanities major, but I want to change my major into Humanities.  How do I do that?
On the Transfer Advising Survey, be sure to note the major you would like to change to.  We will approve your change of major request when you attend your academic advising session.  You can find a list of all Humanities majors on the Humanities Office of Undergraduate Study website.

I was admitted as a Humanities major, but I want to change my major to a different Humanities major.  How do I do that?
In the Transfer Advising Survey, be sure to note the major you would like to change to. You can find a list of all Humanities majors on the Humanities Office of Undergraduate Study website.

I was admitted as a Humanities major, but I want to change my major to a non-Humanities major.  How do I do that?
You must contact the School that offers the major you are interested in changing to.  They will let you know if you are eligible to change your major.  If you are not eligible to change, you must either keep your current Humanities major or change to a different Humanities major.  You will then still be required to complete Humanities academic advising, adhere to all Humanities policies, and take classes for your current Humanities major even if you are still hoping to eventually change majors.

Other:
Can I attend summer school at UCI?
Yes.  Please see the Summer Sessions website for additional information. If you would like to discuss enrolling in Summer Session II, be sure to sign up for a July advising session.

What is the status of my Admissions?
Please check your UCI Applicant Portal page or contact the Office of Admissions with any questions about your admissions status.

Will Fall Quarter instruction be remote or in-person?
Fall quarter instruction will be held primarily in-person, although some courses will be offered in hybrid or fully remote options. If you absolutely cannot physically arrive on campus in time for Fall Quarter 2021 or have any other questions about your particular situation, please reach out to the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning at uciteachingquestions@uci.edu for more information.

I have a question that was not answered here.  Who can I contact for assistance?
Please email Ashlee Walker at ashleemw@uci.edu with any questions not answered on this page.

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